In the Roman Empire, some believed that technology was necessary, but not necessarily enlightened, while others saw it as a way to show how great their civilization really was. Han government officials felt that technology was indeed an important part of a civilization and required government intervention. The Han government official in Document 1 said, “I request that establish water conservation offices in each district and staff then with people who are experienced in the ways of water. There should be one high official and one deputy with just enough workers to meet the need”. This shows that he felt it was important for the government to have some control, and to have people who knew what they were doing in charge.
Increasing urbanisation, growing population, and developing economies are all increasing demand for clean water and the rise in demand is now exceeding supply. This has created conflict between differing stakeholders (someone with financial or emotional interest in an area) within states, countries, and even on a global scale. This is now also causing substantial impact on water geopolitics. The Colorado River is the most heavily used source of irrigation water in the USA. The Colorado Compact was created in 1922 to establish rights between states.
Due to the effects of large-scale urbanization, the medical world was pressed to find solutions to life-threatening diseases such as smallpox and rabies. Improvements upon existing preventative medicine, such as inoculations, was also an important part of the Revolution; although the Industrial Revolution brought many improvements in transport and machinery, it heightened the misery of thousands of people living in poor living conditions with no proper sanitation. It was due to the lack of sewage systems and sanitary conditions that disease became endemic, and was synonymous with the Revolution. The advent of vaccinations reduced mortality rates drastically, improving the quality of life for
Technological advancements, quality of everyday life, and poor working conditions became major issues raised by the growth of Manchester, and people reacted to these issues in both negative and positive ways. Manchester became a hub of technological advancements, causing both positive and negative effects on everyday life. As seen on the maps in Document 1, in the course of a hundred years, Manchester's size more than tripled. Canals and railroads were built and much more area was being developed. This would mean a much larger population working in factories and more people easily able to move to Manchester to work.
This made an large boom in the population, visitation, and cultural diversification of Italy, Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt, and etc. The Romans were amazing at engineering and building and the innovation of them. They built bridges to go across the Tiber. During the Civil Wars, the ways of travel such as roads and canals and such had not been taken care of well, so after the wars, Augustus made sure during his reign, that using the military, he would fix and make new canals, roads, bridges, and etc. The Romans were masters of travel over land and water.
By finding a spring in the mountains and transporting the water through their aqueducts they were able to have drinking water, beautiful water fountains, and their elaborate baths. The Roman society would have been much different without the imported water. For one, they would not have been known as a bath culture, and the city of Rome would not have been as clean, as most visitors to Rome were astonished by the cleanliness of the city. Although, one part of the water system (that was hidden) to the aqueduct overflow flushed the refuse into the river, which damaged the river, but certainly kept the city clean. The Equestrian Statue of Marcus
AP World History 18 September 2012 Egypt and Mesopotamia Egypt and Mesopotamia were two great ancient civilizations that were similar in some ways, but also had many differences. Because of each civilizations relationship with the rivers they became powerful in the ancient world. Through, geography, religion and social structure, these ancient civilizations became two of the greatest civilizations of their time. The geography of Egypt and Mesopotamia probably played the biggest role in the people’s everyday lives. Both Egypt and Mesopotamian societies depended so heavily on their surroundings that they most likely would not have been able to survive without it.
Disappearing Water Do to the lack of rain in many areas of Central Asia, farmers have been running into many irrigation problems. With population growth around fifteen percent more food is necessary, therefore more water is needed. This is a problem because water is running out. The area of Uzbekistan, formerly part of the Soviet Union, had twenty thousand miles of canals, forty-five dams, and eighty reservoirs. These irrigation techniques actually made Uzbekistan into one of the best cotton growing areas in the world.
In 1842 Chadwick wrote his Great Report on the Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring population. He noticed that people lived in dirty, overcrowded conditions which caused illness, ending in people becoming too sick to work and a higher tax spending on helping them. Due to this Chadwick introduced a set of solutions which would help improve public health, because he suggested that sewers should be improved, refuse should be removed, water provided should be clean and medical officers should be appointed to check each area. This helped because with an improved sewerage system human waste would not be mixed the water supply which would see a fall in cholera and other related diseases. His Great Report helped the introduction of the Public Health Act in 1848.
The only time any of this sewage mess would be somewhat cleaned is when there was rain. However, when the rain would run down the streets, it would seep into the wells through cracks and contaminate the drinking water for the village. Because of all these factors, maximum age for people was very low due to infections and diseases. They would also spread easily because there were a lot of festivals, dances, plays and traveling performers going from town to